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Superstition

Superstition is a queer concept. It forms in a certain condition in the human mind. Unreasonable fear of different elements and rigid faith in witchcraft, ghosts, and various evil forces are called superstition. It dominates and paralyzes the power of reasoning and rationality of man. No rational explanation is possible for it. Superstition comes mainly out of ignorance. Orthodoxy and conservatism are responsible for it. The shooting of an owl, the sound of a cricket, the groaning of dogs, and untimely sneezing of a cow or a man, etc. make superstitions people panicky. The effects of superstition are terrible. A superstitions person suffers physically and mentally without any reason. He cannot prosper in life. In fact, superstition is harmful to human civilization. But this is an age of science. Science has taught the man to think rationally. So, the man should give up superstitions and cherish reasonable ideas in this age of modern civilization.

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Self-Help

Self-help denotes that a man depends on himself and does not wait to be helped by others. A man who depends on others for doing his work or meeting his need can never be successful in life. For others may not be in a position to come forward with their helping hand neglecting their own duties. In that case, the man who depends on others will land into the wilderness of frustration. So the proverb goes, “Self-help is the best help.” One of the greatest virtues is, therefore, the habit of self-help. A man who does not depend on others enjoys a sort of glorious independence. His attitude towards life is the attitude of a hero. He is a host in himself. Depending on his own resources, he accepts the challenge of life and devises the ways and means to solve his own problems. He is ever ready to take initiatives in the different spheres of life. He is always confident of finding a way out of his difficulties and a way that may lead him to his goal. Everybody should, therefore, develop the habit of self-help from his very childhood.

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Science and Humanity

It is often necessary to analyze the impact of science on humanity. Many wonders have been achieved by science. The advances in science are truly breathtaking. It touches everyone in everyday life. Man is now living in the era of science. Without science, we would have none of the modern comforts and luxuries. Science has changed the complexion of the world. But science has many dark aspects. It is not an unmixed blessing. It has brought misery to humanity. Science has immense destructive power. It has the power to demolish the world in a moment. If the man is proud of the former, he cannot avoid the shame of the latter. Science can give many things and can also spoil many things. It has the most dangerous effect on human life. Man’s emotions have been standardized to suit the requirement of an age of science. His thoughts and ideas have become more mechanical and less human. His inner world is suppressed by the outer. But science is neutral enough to permit an aristocracy- any social system based on any set of values to use it. Different systems may limit its growth differently. It is not an enemy of humanity. Man needs science because the purpose of science is not to disturb life, but to develop it with its creative faculties.

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Streets of Dhaka

Nowadays the streets of Dhaka have become a topic of discussion. Dhaka is a very old city. It was made the capital of Subeh Bangla during the Mughal period. Lalbagh Fort, Islampur Road, Choto Katra, Boro Katra bear testimony to the Mughal rule. But the streets of old Dhaka are narrow and zigzag. There are some streets which are hardly a few feet wide. Now of the streets are straight and wide. This speaks of the absence of town planning in those days. But quite the contrary are the streets of the new part of the city in which the streets and houses have been built according to a plan. So the streets are broad and straight and there are trees on the sides. But one thing is common about the streets of both the parts of the city and it is the jam. Almost day and night the streets of Dhaka remain crowded with people and vehicles. Sometimes during business hours, the streets of Dhaka are so crowded that vehicles stand still for a long time.

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The Queue for Flood Relief

During and after a flood the affected people come crowding to the Relief Camps and stand in a queue to receive whatever shares of the relief materials may be in store for them. The queue for flood relief is a pathetic sight to see. It is a queue of the people whom flood has made destitute. On the queue, one can find men and women of all age groups. The number of children- boys and girls- is also remarkable. Most of them are ill-clad and half-fed. The half-clad and famished mothers with equally famished and naked children on their laps as well as the deplorable tale of what flood has done to them. The relief-givers, by and large, are probably disposed of more to make publicity of the banner they unfurl than to give sincere service to the depressed people. Moreover, most of the time, their stock proves too inadequate to distribute for the queue. For this, at one stage, the distribution abruptly stops, and the deprived persons leave the queue cursing their lot being utterly frustrated.

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